Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Creative Devils

Trent Reznor has never been known as a quiet man, so the fact that he's been able to shut up and build hype around his latest project, How to Destroy Angels, should tell us something about his commitment, or excitement to this project.  After flip flopping between NIN being finished, and still producing enough work to score a cricket match, Reznor has finally shown signs of a life outside of the Nails.

Perhaps also showing his commitment to a new direction, or a new goal with music, HTDA features his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, as well as English composer/producer Atticus Ross.  While interviews with Reznor have all tried to shift Angels' sound away from NIN, the sound is unmistakably Reznor.  Still, one can detect a different approach, likely due to the addition of new minds attempting to steer the project away from Reznor's dark, little, creepy world.

The first single, A Drowning, has been released, however, the song isn't all that good.  I prefer so far to hold some hope in the brief, minute long studio clips released on their website.

-If we're born moving forward, do we move backwards when we're still?